Life as a Student

Okay, a review student for only 8 weeks, not a full-fledged student. I actually still have a scholarship for Masteral and Doctorate degrees in UP (#humblebrag #sorry), but because of my strong aversion to oral recitations and quizzes, I don't think that scholarship...

Christmas Luncheon with Friends at Belito’s Vineyard

Did I really write "Christmas Luncheon"? My friends would surely laugh at the term, but the old lady in me is pleased haha. So let me call it that, and besides, it's not as if I could call it a “party," and “get-together" is too generic a term. Riiight? So thank you...

First Look at Certified Positive Daily Interact Planner

I thought my Certified Positive planner for 2014 was the best. Until my new Certified Positive planner for 2015 arrived. It wasn't as if the 2014 version of the planner left a lot of room for improvement. On the contrary, I thought it was perfect! In fact, when I was...

Let Me Grieve

I am ending this week on a note of extreme sadness. I was happy yesterday. Yuri and I went to attend my godson Andrei's birthday celebration. I got into bed with a tired toddler but with promises of future playdates and budding friendship. I was supposed to draft a...

I am a Sanctimommy (or at least I used to be!)

Lately, as a stress-reliever, I would read posts on STFU Parents, and I encountered the term, "Sanctimommy." Apparently, it's an old term so I'm a late bloomer. For those of you who also don't know what it means, here's a definition: Emphasis on the lack of humility...

How to Prepare to be Yaya-less

Yayas are not forever. Ideally, they would be here until the kids are old enough to take care of themselves, but what if yaya goes against the plan and leaves unannounced? What do you do? I am not familiar with the WOHM (moms who work outside the home) setup, and I...

Good Riddance: Sending Yaya Away

It's final; we finally sent Honey away. But it wasn't the civil, peaceful sendoff I was hoping for. No, it was the kind of sendoff Honey wanted: dramatic and scandalous, the stuff telenovelas are made of, with matching police presence to boot. Get ready for a looong...

Catching up and Chikahan with College Friends

I was finally able to get together with some of my college friends yesterday! All of us are mostly based in Davao lang naman, but we never see each other - ever. Davao City might have a "small town" feel but I realize it's really huge because I rarely bump into my...